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Darrell Leon Davis

January 1, 1950 ~ October 16, 2021 (age 71)

Obituary

Darrell L. Davis, 71, of Edinburg, passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Darrell was born on January 1, 1950, in Taylorville, the son of Robert D. and Theotis “Stub” (Owens) Davis. He graduated from Edinburg High School in 1968 and went on to enlist in the US Navy.

After his discharge he started his driving career, he worked for several companies then bough his own truck. He was the owner/operator of Darrell Davis Trucking Inc. until 2010, when he semi-retired for about 6 months. He then went to drive for Gary Ramsey Inc. and finished driving with Copeland Trucking.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He enjoyed cooking out on the grill everyday if possible, having family and friends over. He loved watching his favorite Green Bay Packers and St Louis Cardinals.

 

He also looked forward to spring, planning what he was going to put in his garden. One year he had up to 24 plants, not just tomatoes, but all sorts of vegetables too. Believe it or not he managed to put 5 tomato plants in this year. He loved working out in the yard, beside his family, his yard and gardening were his joy.

 

His Walmart trips were not just go in and get what he needed. Countless hours at a time you would see him talking with and old friend or making a new. It was easy for him to make friends.

 

In his own special way he touched so many lives. Not afraid to make new friends.

 

We have many wonderful memories and a beautiful legacy of him

 

He will be missed dearly      

 

Darrell is survived by his wife, Marisol (Mari) Davis of Edinburg; three sons, Chad (Alisha) of Cantrell, Brad (Breezi), of Edinburg, and Shawn (Jaycee) of Athens; grandchildren, Dakota (Jon) Jones, of Athens, Destyn Davis, of Springfield, Drayton Davis, of Auburn, Deyson Davis, of Cantrell, Pearl, Ezra, and Abilene Davis of Edinburg, and Konnor Robert Davis, of Kincaid; two great granddaughters & 1 on the way; sisters, Cheryl (Wayne) Sharp, of Taylorville, Debbie (Rob) Swinger, of Edinburg, and Marilyn Summers, of Taylorville; brothers, Robert (Sue) Davis of Edinburg, Kenny (JoEllen) Davis, of Edinburg, and Kevin (Betty) Davis of Abbyville, KS.; mother in law, Rosie Solis; numerous sisters and brothers in law, and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family would also like to give a special thanks to Memorial Home Hospice, Dr. McClintock, Dr. Srokowski, and Pat Schneider.

Family will receive friends on Saturday, October 23, 2021 at Wilson Park Funeral Home, 109 E. Washington Street, in Edinburg from 10:00AM until the time of the Military Honors at Noon and Memorial Service with Pastor James Baldwin to follow. 

Wilson Park Funeral Home in Edinburg is in charge of arrangements.

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
October 23, 2021

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wilson Park Funeral Home - Edinburg
109 East Washington Street
Edinburg, IL 62531

Memorial Service
Saturday
October 23, 2021

12:00 PM
Wilson Park Funeral Home - Edinburg
109 East Washington Street
Edinburg, IL 62531

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